Vinyasa Level II/III – 4/7/2010

Vinyasa Level II/II
MAC, Harvard University
75 minutes
17 peeps
Music: Yoga Pop mix
rag doll
downward facing dog
childs pose
down dog to plank
intention setting
2 Sun As with long holds in plank
3 “Sun Cs”

crescent lunge
warrior II
side angle
half/full bind
bound triangle
full triangle
half moon
standing leg split

foward fold with arm bind overhead
utkatasana twist right
utkatasana center
utkatasana twist left
padahastasana/rag doll


vinyasa back to down dog and jump through
supported bridge
bridge with block between knees
2 regular bridge/wheel
supta baddha konasana
happy baby
half pigeon
wide-angled baddha konasana
spinal twist

Fun group tonight! The weather must have had something to do with it — everyone was so playful and the focus was great.  I used Michelle B’s “mirror breath” cues again and the breathwork improved light years.

Had to bring one student down out of his inversion: he was in some really effed up version of basket headstand.  Even coming out, he just slid down to the floor on his neck ::SHUDDER!::   I asked him to take viparita for now and we’d do basket after class.  Yikes!  For the first time I was concerned with someone’s safety.  I’ve been lucky so far that while I’ve had some “pushers” and “musclers” no one’s outright put themselves in danger … until now.  I was proud of myself that I stayed so calm, despite a racing heart.  Anyways, we worked on basket after class and I think he gets it now.  Fingers crossed!

Teachers — have you had to bring people out of poses?  How do you approach it gracefully and with tact?



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